Beginning March 3, most Daily World subscribers will receive their papers in the mail instead of from a carrier as the paper converts from primarily carrier-based delivery to primarily U.S. Postal Service-based delivery.
Subscribers inside the core delivery area (Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Cosmopolis) will still be serviced by carriers, but in rural areas, including those just outside the core area, papers will come in the mail. Subscribers will still get same-day delivery, meaning Tuesday’s edition will be in Tuesday’s mail and so on, but it may come at a different time of the day.
Hundreds of homes in rural areas already receive their papers in the mail every day except Saturday. Now Saturday’s delivery will be by mail, too.
“The reality of the situation is that continuing to deliver newspapers with carriers driving their own vehicles is no longer sustainable,” said Publisher Mike Hrycko. “It’s become cost-prohibitive to have a delivery person going door to door dropping off one product.
“As difficult as the decision is, it’s necessary to allow us to continue to create the kind of high-quality content our readers have come to rely on and expect.”